Government

Sauk Prairie School District rolls out COVID-19 protocols

With school opening on Sept. 1 and 2, the Sauk Prairie School District administration reviewed COVID-19 protocols with the board at their meeting last Monday.

Sauk County Board to limit public input at meetings

Sauk County Board meeting participants will now only be able to share their opinions on agenda items.

The board voted at its August meeting to limit public comments to only topics to be discussed at that particular meeting. Prior to the change, anyone could comment on anything.

Sauk City gets new County Board supervisor

The Sauk County Board replaced a supervisor, refilled some committee seats and found out the status of the Census at this month’s regular meeting.

Board supervisors convened last Tuesday night at the county seat in Baraboo. Supervisor Brandon Lohr was absent and thus did not vote.

 

New supervisor

$4.8 million Highway 14 project will cost Mazomanie $150,000

The Mazomanie Village Board straightened out a few ordinances governing vehicles on village streets at their August 11 meeting, as well as accepting the provisional cost for the Highway 14 project.

Village of Mazomanie hosting virtual focus groups to discuss “Smart Growth” Plan

Facing a changing world, the Village of Mazomanie will host a series of online community conversations in September about future growth and key long-term planning questions. 

Prairie du Sac approves new curfew ordinance

The Village of Prairie du Sac updated their curfew ordinance at their August 11 meeting. Board member Abby Howell-Dinger, who had opposed the ordinance, was the only “no” vote.

Black Earth board seat still vacant

The Black Earth Village Board chose to not appoint a board member to the vacant seat at their August 4 meeting. 

Arena Board talks about PD and Food pantry switching places

The Arena board met in August with trustee Bill  Hanson calling in via teleconference.  Dan Gray was the first speaker.  He has water in the ditch in front of his house and discussed with the board and public works director Michael Schmidt on what to do to make it go away.  He said in the past the water always drained in a day or two but now it

FEMA agrees to purchase flood damaged properties in Mazomanie

Nearly two years after the devastating flood, the Village of Mazomanie is finally getting a solid picture of what properties will be covered by FEMA. The news came on the evening of July 27, and village administrator Peter Huebner spent the following few days in meetings to learn about the options.

Prairie du Sac board member objects to curfew ordinance

A Prairie du Sac board member finds herself alone in opposing the village’s curfew ordinance. The remaining board members find the ordinance to be a useful tool, while Abby Howell-Dinger said she had “a lot of red flags going on in [her] head” when she first saw it.

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